Grow in Love is the new Religious Education series for Catholic primary schools in Ireland. It introduces a new curriculum for Religious Education, and, over the next four years, will replace the Alive-O series. Each Grow in Love programme is divided into a number of themes, which will allow teachers to take a thematic, cross-curricular approach to the teaching of Religious Education. Each theme is designed to last between two and four weeks. As well as the Teacher’s Notes and photocopiable worksheets featured in the Teacher’s Manual, a comprehensive set of free online resources will also be available, including illustrations to accompany every story, video clips and weblinks for further study.
Each week, parents and families will be asked to help their children to do something related to the programme at home. For this reason, the Grow in Love Children’s Book will feature illustrations, stories, poems and activities for families to do together. Parents and children will also be invited to talk and pray about what is being learned in school.
Implementation dates for the Grow in Love series:
● Junior and Senior Infants/P1 and P2: September 2015
● 1st and 2nd Classes/P3 and P4: September 2016 .
The junior room currently follow a 4 year cycle for the multi-classes
● 3rd and 4th Classes/P5 and P6: September 2017
● 5th and 6th Classes/P7: September 2018